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out in those 9 big counties they are coming here and it's time for you to join the community housing partnership and find out why people's apartments are being taken. thank you. >> thank you very much. next speaker. >> thank you very much for having this hearing. i was born and raised in the mission and we survived the dot com and i thought the dot com was bad, that was nothing. i mean you talk about, people have talked about a crisis, you have to treat it as a crisis and the way you treat it as a crisis is you have a state of emergency and san francisco needs to declare that. we have enough supervisors who are very intelligent that could declare an emergency, you got a mayor who today said he's signing on to get on board, so let's declare a state of emergency. you know when we started our mission no eviction two months ago, we have organized over
3,000 people already who have come out of everywhere and i was shocked. i thought it was the mission again under attack by these people moving in. growing up in the mission, nobody wanted to live in the mission. but now everybody wants to live in the mission and now i'm finding out that it's not only happening in the mission, being here today and seeing seniors, white people, gay people, african people, asian people, and you talk about people from all over the city. that's we have a crisis, it's not only in the mission, it's the whole city. and you look at, we got 37 cranes up right now in downtown san francisco and if you look at the new cranes that will go up next year, why is it all this development is going on and why are we not having housing that's affordable for people who make under $40,000 a year being built? in the mission
right now i ask you to investigate, we have 5 sites that the city could build immediately affordable housing and i'm sure if you go to every other neighborhood and do an inventory of possible sites that affordable housing could be built immediately, let's get it done. gracias. >> thank you very much. are there any other member of the public who would like to speak in seeing none, public comment is closed. colleagues, i don't know if you want it add anything to what has been said but the one thing that i want to note is that what's remarkable about this hearing, and i'm trying to find, trying to find the positive, is the fact that we have had a pretty diverse and united group of people from all parts of the city, all
neighborhoods, who have come together to talk about the need to act quickly and to act in unity and i think if there's a silver lining to this crisis, to this epidemic, is the fact that it is bringing people together. the beauty of what i have seen in the last few weeks is that as we have gone to events, demonstrations, marches, you have people from chinatown, people from the mission, people from knob hill, people from you name it, going to different neighborhoods saying what happens in one neighborhood impacts me. and there is a poet who said that individually we are one drop, but together we are an ocean. and i think that this ocean of unity, this ocean of people, is going to make
sure that we remain a city that works for everyone. so i want to thank all of you, i want to especially thank the people who had the courage to come out it this hearing and share their own individual stories. it's not easy to do that. it was heart-breaking, it was very moving and the fact that people are themselves going through a very tough time and yet they are coming here not just because of their own experience but because they want to do the right thing for other people and help other people, that's san francisco at its best. and i think that san francisco has the ability to change the course of what's happening and i know that this is only the beginning and with that i will ask my colleagues that we continue this hearing to the call of the chair so that we can come back to this issue to
see what progress has been made at the local and at the state level and i think that the idea that sarah short noted of all hands on deck, that's what needs to happen. we have to have all hands on deck to change what's happening here. with that, if we can have a motion. so we have a motion by supervisor mar. again i want to thank everyone who came out, thank the budget and legislative analyst, i especially want to thank hillary ronan in my office who has spent many hours putting this together so the hearing is continued to the call of the chair. mr. clerk, do we have any other business before the committee. >> there are no other items before the chair. >> thank you very much, this meeting is adjourned. (meeting adjourned).
through our partnership, and because of public investment from the two thousand eight fund, we are celebrating a renewal and an awakening of this park. we have it safer, happier, more joyous. >> 3, 2, 1, [laughter] =--[applause] >> it is a great resource for families, to have fun in the city, recreation. >> this is an amazing park. we have not revitalized it without public and private investment. the critical piece of the process of this renovation was that it was all about the community.
we reached out to everyone in this community. we love this park dearly and they all had thoughts and ideas and they wanted to bring their own creativity and their personality to bear on the design. what you see is what the community wanted. these ideas all came from the residents of this community. as a result, there is a sense of ownership, pride and responsibility that goes along with what is going to be an exciting park. exciting park. él es reginald. nunca ha estado en internet. hoy él quiere cambiar eso. su instructora. su plan: comprar boletos de avión y sorprender a su esposa
everybody. >> all right. good morning. thank you all for coming out today i'm ed reiskin i'm the director of transportation in san francisco. i appreciate you all coming out. what we're here to talk about is safety. about a year and a half ago the board of supervisors adapted a strategic plan identifying transportation safety as the number one goal for the 6 years of the strategic plan and that will continue to be our goal. the safety of the transportation system is walking in the streets and driving a bus or riding a
bike. i think the good news is that san francisco jefferson is a safe city and a muni is a safe transit agency. we're starting from a good place but there are some areas where there is work to be done. in the area of crime most types of crime are low and continue to decline on the transit system. there's a couple that are going if in the wrong direction. we're going to be talking about that today. the other piece of good news we have a mayor that's focused on public safety. in the last public budget had a great stepping up the police department. he's made a priority to forge partnership with the city family insuring we're working together to achieve our mutual goals.
so we have great partners with the police department and the district attorney's office. the da wanted to be here but was unable. we're marshall our services together to make the city and muni safer. i want to acknowledge the folks in uniform. sfpd officers are working together to make that safer. without further ado i want to bring up the birthing cheerleader our mayor mayor ed lee. (clapping.) >> well, thank you ed and to the entire board the mta board and the staff everyone on the staff for working so hard in this past years to approve the muni service and identifying all the things we need to do on
safety. we're fortunate that our economy a strong. and we do want to have success for everyone in the city. and everybody in some way including the kids in my family all touched muni in one way so it's a major transit mode we want to support and when it comes to saves they have to be a safe place for everyone. thank you to all the offered and the people and the entire safety compliment that works directly with metropolitan and as well as our police department. only on a day to day basis but they've been there with our officers to supplement all that the muni needs to do. we've invested in the
improvement of our public safety. this summer as you heard chief and i and others in the technology world in the city likewise our officers to save time and allowing them to use smart phones that are connected no to the system that our attorney general has. we also invested in the community ambassador program to get them trained. those are residents of people that live in the tenderloin south of market in the bay view or vigilance valley they're walking the streets they can be the additional eyes and areas working with our police department having phones that are freely provide bit at&t and
he greeting passengers on the muni stops we've had some trouble with. you looked at the data and they've improved drastically so thank you to the ambassadors program. overall our cities crime data is showing we're in the right direction homicides are down over 35 percent and shootings down between 15 and 20 percent. we want to continue that direction as we get towards year-end the police chief and i are making sure this continues. and the shoppers mayor we're going to make sure that everyone has a safe experience. we're going to be an attractive city and a part of the reasons we know we're taking care of crime and the downward trend it
there. that doesn't mean everything t is perfect we still have homicides and shootings and robberies we're looking at that data and linking that up to agrees to improve and just so happens while we're working together i want to thank ed reiskin and the mta working with our police department to obtain a grant of $1 million to focus on our transportation corridor. so today was to announce the program but we've already been working on this program in a kind of experimental way to see the results and thanks to the mta and the police department working together we compared the data and we began in the month of september we had over 51 robberies that had to do with on muni and in and around the
stations. as a result of additional officers that focused on the muni routes the month of october that 51 robberies changed into 9 robberies. on those muni lines. larceny and the same thing people stealing things maybe not off a perch but that was totaled tolarecy reports on the muni lines and were reduced to 26 in the month of october when those additional officers were played on line. that's a drastically demonstration of people working together and getting in grant and - well, thank you.
thanks again. and so that's an important statistics from tolarecy report in a matter of thirty days with the additional prince of officers. i think we want to keep this good morning. we want to announce overlook important aspect it won't be simply the presence of more officers but it also means that we want to do something about the number one area of theft and larceny. something that our chief has been talking about in this whole world we're all talking about technology people have all the technology devices they need and they're using them on muni and people aren't paying attention
to their surrounds. we want to educate the people who use the technology to be a little bit more assertive and careful about their surrounds. we've launched a be careful campaign eyes up and keep fiscally on our own ridership to help us to get to zero crime on muni. i know that sounds like impossible but we need to have a goal in order to challenge everyone to pay attention when you've got your eyes up and your phones down earring to be be engaging in our surroundings and we're going to have this done.
you're going to see multiple cultural senile and the inspectors will be reminding folks. you'll have officers talking to people hey can you get your eyes up and your phones down. that will help with this movement. we think we can get to zero crime on our muni railways by directing the engagement of our ridership and working with the officers and all the muni folks around us and working with the general public when they have an increased ridership during the holidays. this is my way of saying sfmta and the entire board and everyone on our camera team the drivers and inspects included
and thanks to the officers behind me but all the officers working in every station day to day. they're doing their best we know whether it's market street or in the bayview they're all the rates are coming down because everyone is much more aware and we're helping each other. so congratulations but let's talk about eyes up and phones down. let's put that million dollars in the event in the city. thank you very much and congratulations (clapping.) thank you very much many mr. maybe mayor, i think you can hear the passion and the commitment to the issue in comfortably the situation were we certainly share that compassion. our number one goal is safety.
our number two is implementing the policy that was put in place thirty years by the board of supervisors it's making transit an attractive option for people to take. we need to make minnesota attractive it has to be resemble and save. we don't want people making a calculus how to get from point a to b by unsafe feeling. our trait goal is a safe transit system and that was for that system our cleave got together with our police commander and put together a - work together to put together this program to secure the grants. that he it was really chief, sir
and his officers that have been responsible for the numbers the tremendous media progress and so happy to bring up our cities great police chief sir, >> thanks ed. i have to tell you it's a great pleasure to be a police chief where where i have the support of the da and the former police commander and everyone comes together. this program that was 234ish9d through this grant that put additionally police proteins on the buses it's an 80 percent decline over a thirty day period and a better than 70 percent decline in theft. those are not insignificant numbers.
we can be better through awareness and education that can really impact if we engage with the community to make things better. two out of every 3 robberies involve a smart phone. if the people will remember to keep eyes up and phones down do make our phones available to be taken. i have often been goaded e quoted nobody is stealing books on muni we can get our robberies by double dignities in san francisco were it not for the alarming rate of cell phone they feel e theft. be smart you wouldn't walk detain the street counting
hundreds of dollars. i want to take the opportunity to talk about property crime up ticking here in san francisco as it is across the state. please don't leave anything visible in our car or your gps system available in our car. we don't want this to be in the hands of the thieves. put them in the trunk. don't offer load yourselves looking at to be hit by thieves. keep san francisco save. i want to talk about a grant that the police department has won through the office of traffic safety through regional
highway traffic safety for drunk driving. drunk and drunk driving has resulted in 25 thousand or more people and it's the number one killer on our adheres we've received grant for education and dui check points and the campaign for other a little. please designated drivers be smart let's have a great holiday season everyone come to san francisco and shop but pay attention to the price tags and not to your cell phones. thank you >> thank you, chief. i think there's a theme running through all of this is awareness and distraction while your using
our phones we want you to help us raise the profile we'll have more officers on muni and inspects handing out your screen cleaners. just to try to better engage with folks. the chief as inspired me to consider a new partnership we'll be connecting the library. i want to thank you you outlining all you're helping to spread this message so happy to take some questions so we like to think with the
officers it's loaves and fishes and they'll be everywhere we don't say for purposes we won't be where we're not. the citizens have talked about the improvements and the numbers are fantastic. how about plenty of cops and they'll be everywhere. the number of officers in the san francisco police department remains the same although the director ruskin mentioned that the board of supervisors are staffing united states we have about one hundred officers but the officers are discharged through the muni.
numbers of arrests in the police department are way up across the board >> the number of - i don't have it handy but i can get it for you. no, but that's worth mentioning dan referenced with the people on the bus were so e.r. grossed in the technology of their cell phones they didn't notice the gunman. we want to tell me to pay attention to your cell phone usage. right so david's question what about the secondary market in
cell phone its way too easy to move a cell phone. that's why i said you wouldn't walk down the street carrying cash. in the the first time we've actually made more robbery arrests because people prefer to traffic in cell phones than drugs it's a secondary item. so the question was don't the new apple technology the lock that makes the brick phone contribute to that. there's so many other cell phones out there but we encourage any marker of any cell phone to enable the bringing technology because if it's not worth stealing it makes the cit